Preparatory webinar

ERC 2021 stg/CoG calls



Our online webinars inform potential applicants about the ERC-2021-StG/CoG calls and provide them with important tools to help prepare competitive proposals. The webinar is structured along two different tracks: 

"Call Basics": We start off by explaining the unique focus and context of the ERC calls, while also analysing the application and review process. Focus is on the "bigger picture": i.e. the aim of the calls, the evaluation process and criterion, the profile of the reviewers, etc. We also go through the characteristics of a competitive ERC StG and CoG applicant, and what type of projects the evaluators are looking for.

"Proposal Best Practices": We then continue by providing hands-on tips and best practices for how to prepare parts B1 and B2 of the application. Here we propose specific subsections to be used in B1 and in B2, to help structure and focus the proposal in a logical and convincing way. We also provide best practices and go through common mistakes.  


To encourage and facilitate interaction with the audience we allow a maximum of 20 participants per session.


The topics of the webinar include:

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ERC StG and CoG
Preparatory webinar

2.5 hours + 30 min Q&A

≤20 participants

  • Unique focus of the ERC funding programmes

  • StG/CoG applicant profiles

  • Application process &

  • evaluation criteria

  • Role of Panels & reviewers

  • Distinct focus of B1 and B2

  • Logical structuring of the proposal

  • How to present CV and previous achievements

  • Creating solid project objectives

  • The novelty aspect

  • Breaking the project into logical units

  • The high-risk/high-gain balance

  • Risk positioning

  • The ERC interview

  • Typical reasons for rejection